When you find the person who becomes your comfort zone you find yourself wandering in a space of happy tomes and emotional bliss. As you navigate the elements that come with the happy place there is always a small thought that takes space in the back of your mind. This is the thought of “If I Don’t Have You!” Not that you are expecting failure, however, the human in us always factors the understanding that nothing is promised.
Expanding on this thought, J-LiNE has released his latest track entitled “If I Don’t Have You” where he has turned the dark thought into a light upbeat tune that allows you to think and not get lost in a dark place. With hints of 80’s Rock and Bubble Gum Pop “If I Don’t Have You” presents a musical trance of fun and dance. Take a listen for yourself. You can thank me later!
On the meaning behind the song, J-LINE describes it as “seeing your ex as an ethereal being/ghost that haunts you every minute of your life. As you walk downtown, as you sleep, when you feel the summer breeze on your face. Every second brings back a memory until you get to such a fragile emotional space you’re someone who’s ‘haunted’. It’s about that desperate attempt to reconcile, ignore all the issues in the relationship and plead with your ex to ‘come back’ to you.”
Similar to hits like Robin’s “Dancing On My Own”, the song is a form of catharsis, allowing listeners to dance out their own feelings of loss and loneliness. “If I Don’t Have You” captures the best of what J-LINE offers: emotionally-complex dance music from a queer perspective with a retro yet modern twist.
NYC-based LGBTQ recording artist J-LINE has garnered over 1 million streams, 2 million youtube views and fans all over the globe. With a synth electro-pop sound that mirrors the brightness of the late 80’s/early 90s, J-LINE makes the underground music scene feel alive again – with an electrifying twist.
He is currently touring with his “Dirty pop party” concert, where he performs alongside LGBTQ artists (including Myylo, Peppermint, and Dillon Burnside) in major US cities, highlighting what the diverse future of music looks and sounds like. His live set is an energetic blend of choreography, vocals and music that leave audiences electrified. USA Today, Teases and Dares and Essentially Pop are just a few of the outlets that have praised music from his latest efforts.
J-LINE will continue to release music throughout 2022 as well as dazzle crowds with his live shows.